I love to create all different looks. Sometimes I like to leave my makeup natural but in the next moment I’ll want a super dramatic, and dark smokey eye. Dipping my brushes in any dark color immediately eliminates it from beingdipped into a light color. I’ve tried to get away with it so many times but I promise you, it doesn’t work. The vanilla colored eyeshadow I use to set my eyeshadow primer now has little specs of black eyeshadow in it. Lazy girl problems…
Cleaning brushes is definitely not the most glamourous thing. It’s very redundant. But it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to be fun! I usually like to clean them once every two weeks. Even that is sometimes a little too ambitious for me if I’m being honest. I have a lot of brushes so generally I can stretch that two weeks. I always clean them on a Sunday. After coming home from church and having some breakfast, I like to set myself up in front of the bathroom sink with my laptop and get to work. I pull up some Netflix and all of a sudden cleaning brushes isn’t so tedious. It’s actually kind of relaxing. It’s important to keep your brushes and beauty sponges clean! You’re using those tools directly on your face. Gunked up and dirty brushes can lead to breakouts on your face. No, thank you, not today!
Even though I do enjoy the quiet time as I clean, I like to clean my brushes as efficiently as I can. There are so many products on the market in terms of brush cleaners. I’ve tried a lot of liquid products but I could never find one I truly loved. Sometimes the smells are a little too potent and give me a headache. You don’t want to wash your brushes in a perfumey product you can’t stand the smell of and then use it on your face! That will drive you crazy! I love my Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser for both my brushes and beauty sponges. It’s so quick and easy! Also, its compact and can tuck away nicely. I use it along with my Cityvivo Brush Egg. The solid does come with its own little mat with ridges but it’s nothing like the egg. This little egg has ridges along one side to easily get the gunked up product out of your tools. Brushes big and small are perfect for this egg! This egg is definitely a must. It slips over two of your fingers as well for a comfortable hold. AND it’s only $5 on Amazon! This little egg is a dream come true for cleaning brushes. My fingers used to look like little prunes from holding them under the water for so long but not anymore since I discovered this egg!
- Run your Beauty Blender Solid under the water. The solid is a small disk of soap. It’ll get all sudsy.
- Run the bristles of the brush you want to wash under the water.
- Swirl your brush along the solid to get it full of soap.
- Slipping the egg over your fingers, run your now sudsy brush along the ridges of the egg.
- Continually switch from brushing your brush along the egg and rinsing it out. If you need to add more soap, go ahead and do so.
- Once you see that there is no product left on your brush, you’re finished! Ideally you want to have your brushes upside down so that no water is trapped in the barrel of your brush while it dries. Also, it’s better for the bristles so one side isn’t flattened. If you don’t have anything that will keep your brushes upside down, lay out a towel and neatly place them on it. I personally do not have anything that holds my brushes. I have only ever used a cloth and never had an issue with flattened brushes! The brushes usually take over night to completely dry. Keep this in mind before starting to clean them.
- If you want to wash your beauty sponge, repeat these steps as you would with the brush! The only different is that you do not need to run it along the brush egg. You can repeatedly squeeze and ring out the sponge until the water is clear.
I hope you found this helpful! If anything, cleaning your brushes will help to keep your skin clear and prolong the life of your brushes! What do you use to clean your brushes?
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